Oct 192018
 

Chair - Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provide mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk and learning disability services in Suffolk. We are currently seeking a new Chair to join us on our improvement journey.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provide mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk and learning disability services in Suffolk. Our aim is to be an expert in mental health whole life care and well-being and to be recognised by the community we serve as providers of excellent advice, care and treatment in a friendly, flexible and timely manner. The past few years have been challenging for the Trust and in October 2017 we re-entered Special Measures following an inspection by the CQC. However, 2018 has seen significant positive progress and improvements on which we will continue to build.

We have made good progress with our One Trust strategy, which has seen the creation of a single IT platform across the Trust and, with the successful bidding for Well-being contracts in both Norfolk and Suffolk, we have created a single Trust-wide Well-being service line. In the wider health and care economy, the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) for Norfolk and Waveney and Suffolk and North East Essex present a genuine opportunity for us to play a significant role in the development of the health and social care systems. In addition, there is a recognition in both STPs of the importance of ensuring mental health is properly positioned and better aligned with other parts of the system including acute hospitals, community services, primary care and social care.

We are currently seeking a new Chair to join us on our improvement journey. He/she will ideally bring a background in successful and sustainable turnaround, achieved in partnership with key stakeholders, and demonstrate an emphasis on quality improvement. Beyond this, we want people with intellect, a sharp strategic focus and political nous as well as a demonstrable commitment to and genuine empathy for the provision of first class mental health services. Authenticity, integrity and diversity of thought and experience are all essential criteria, as are an ability to challenge constructively, enable and empower our executive colleagues and a desire to engage with all who give and receive care.

If this sounds like you, then we would like to hear from you. Please get in touch with our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on: 020 7935 4570.

  • Information pack NSFT PDF, 4.0 MB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.

The deadline for applications is 29 October 2018

Shortlisted candidates will have one to one meetings with Antek Lejk on 27 November 2018

Focus groups and group presentation will take place on 4 December 2018

Interviews will be held on 7 December 2018

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